Hotel Savoia e Campana
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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
... so we slept in a little bit, and met up with some others at the bus station and took a quick 10 minute bus ride to the town of Fiesole. It's in the outskirts of Florence, up in the hill country. We brought some sandwhiches and wine with us to have a little picnic, and we found a spot with a view that looked over all of florence, it was beautiful. Unfortunately it was raining, as it has been for most everyday, so we didn't get to hike up to the ruins and get as good of ...
... an homage to the Chicken dance. You just can't make stuff like this up. Sore from laughing and a bit punchy from the jet lag, we opted to head out just past midnight. While we didn't quite capture the feeling of the evening in photographs, the shot of Barbara's sink sums up her incredible hospitality. Having just arrived home two days earlier, she hosted the seven of us for a most memorable evening and wouldn't allow us to help with a single dish. A night for the history books, for ...
... Camillia is around - she thinks it's a city!). We saw Italy's oldest bank, the stables, and a beautiful cathedral. The stables are important because Siena has an annual horse race. Siena is divided into 17 contrade, or districts and each district has a horse participating the race. The little shops in Siena had beautiful paintings and pictures of horses and of the horse races and I almost regret not buying one for myself or my grandad who loves horses!
After Siena we went ...
... A TOWEL. OR A DELICATE BOY FLOWER.) then headed to the Galleria de Academia. The Gallery had a lot of cool stuff, including a lot of unfinished works by Michelangelo that really show how he made figures seem to emerge forth from the stone; it's a neat effect. There were all sort of plaster molds of works by old masters, a fair number of paintings (I particularly liked the allegory of Fortitude with an Iron mace. Sort of a 16th century ...
... the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Orvieto is a beautiful medieval town located on a 1000 foot plateau which protected it from the many invasions of the Italian peninsular . Work began on the cathedral in 1263 AD and it was completed in 1619AD. You have to take an incline RR to get to the top and the ride up was beautiful. We continued to Florence where we are staying at the Hotel-Panoramic.. We will be visiting Florence and Pisa tomorrow.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility